In this course, you will complete a Final Project. Review the Final Paper area of the course navigation menu to understand what is expected from you in the Final Project.
For this first Assignment, you have the opportunity to exercise your evaluative skills. You will conduct research on e-business systems of existing companies and then select the company for which you will create an e-business system report for your Final Paper. Please make your selection after analyzing the requirements of the Final Project and evaluating the information available on the current IT infrastructure of existing companies.
Submit a 300- to 350-word explanation of why you selected the company you chose for your Final Paper. Explain each reason in detail.
Assignment: Selecting a Company
explanation of why you selected the company you chose for your Final Paper. Explain each reason in detail.
Below are three UNRELATED EXAMPLES of how to cite within a paragraph in APA format. You need to cite resources in your Assignment to support and justify your thinking:
Haag and Cummings (2003) base their information on their experience and concepts of IT at the time, and...
The authors base their information on their experience and concepts of IT at the time, and._ (Haag & Cummings, 2003).
The authors base their information on their experience and concepts of IT at the time. They stated that "...IT is the most important aspect that needs attention by upper management" (Haag & Cummings, 2003, p. 89).
Explanation for Selected Company
Do not forget to include your references in APA format. You will need to write the references to any resources that you cite in your Assignment. Below are examples of references, including your course texts.
In this section provide a brief introduction of the company. Include company name, purpose, number of employees, etc.
Below are three UNRELATED EXAMPLES of how to cite within a paragraph in APA format. You need to cite resources in your paper to support and justify your thinking:
Haag and Cummings (2013) stated that employee turnover in companies averages 38% across the nation.
According to the authors, employee turnover contributes to loss of both revenue and customers (Haag & Cummings, 2013).
Other management specialists argue that "...employee turnover is rooted in flawed hiring practices that fail to match the knowledge, skills and abilities of job applicants with the required job duties" (Haag & Cummings, 2013, p. 29).
Role of Information Systems in (Business Name)
In this section describe the role of Information Systems in the particular business.
Porter's Five Forces Model
In this section explain how Porter's Five Forces Model comes into play in the company.
In this section explain what functionality you think the employees, customers, suppliers, or other end users need from the system. Describe how the computer system will be utilized. Recommend ways the system might be improved to meet the needs of the system stakeholders and justify your recommendation.
In this section describe the hardware you propose to use in your business.
- Type of computer system
- Central Processing Unit (CPU) speed
- Memory capacity
- Storage devices
- Type(s) of output devices
- Type(s) of peripheral devices (e.g. printer)
In this section describe the Application Software you propose to use in your business which may include:
- Word Processing
- Business (e.g. Human Resources, Accounting, Payroll, Inventory, etc.)
- Web-based (e.g. Internet, Intranet, Extranet).
In this section describe the operating system you propose to use in your business which may include:
- Type of operating system (e.g. MS Windows, MAC, UNIX, Linux)
- Type(s) of systems management programs (e.g. Network, Database, Security, Performance)
In this section describe the Network Infrastructure you propose to use in your business which may include:
- Local Area Network (LAN)
- Wide Area Network (WAN)
- Virtual Private Network (VPN)
In this section you will examine two different companies (for example Dell and Gateway) and determine how much your proposed computer system would cost to purchase. Include pricing for two identical systems meeting the above specifications you have just described. Be sure to discuss the companies' service agreement and warrantee details. Explain which company you would ultimately end up purchasing from and why.
B2B or B2C
In this section explain which best describes your company B2B or B2C and why.
In this section explain how you will use Electronic Business in your business. Consider the E-Commerce applications and processes in your plan.
Emerging Trends and Technologies
In this section explain which emerging trends and technologies could be used to improve/enhance the E-Business System. Also explain how you will identify the emerging trends and technologies and determine their applicability to your system.